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8/21/12(STRA) Strayer Education Stays Neutral (Stock Blog Hub)

We have maintained a Neutral recommendation on Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) following appraisal of first quarter 2012 results. Strayer Education’s first quarter 2012 earnings of $2.09 per share were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate, but plunged 25% from $2.80 in the year-ago quarter due to revenue declines. Revenues dropped 13% to $149.5 million due [...]

11/6/11(STRA) Strayer Education Beats The Street – Enrollment Falls (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA), a for-profit education company, recently posted third-quarter 2011 results. The quarterly earnings of $1.20 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.06 but plunged 30% from $1.72 in the year-ago quarter. Total revenue for the quarter dropped 8% to $135.9 million from the prior-year quarter, attributable to a fall in enrollment, [...]

6/22/11(STRA) Strayer Education Analyst Remains Neutral on Shares (Stock Blog Hub)

A rich legacy of more than 119 years coupled with a strong focus on working adults has enabled Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) to establish a healthy position in the for-profit post-secondary education industry. The company has been consistently focusing on expanding educational programs, and is in the midst of a rapid expansion plan and expects [...]

3/8/11(STRA) Strayer Education – Bear of the Day (Stock Blog Hub)

Although Strayer Education (STRA) posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2010 results, enrollments continue to fall. We observe that the growth in enrollments has decelerated sequentially. After increasing 11% in the third quarter of 2010, the rate of growth in campus-based students dropped to 4% in the fourth quarter. Moreover, the rate growth in online students falls to 10%, [...]

2/24/11(STRA) Strayer Education – Bear of the Day (Stock Blog Hub)

Although Strayer Education (STRA) posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2010 results, enrollments continue to fall. We observe that the growth in enrollments has decelerated sequentially. After increasing 11% in the third quarter of 2010, the rate of growth in campus-based students dropped to 4% in the fourth quarter. Moreover, the rate growth in online students falls to 10%, [...]

2/21/11(STRA) Strayer Education Beats The Street – New Enrollment Falls (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA), a for-profit education company, recently posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2010 results. The quarterly earnings of $2.73 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.64 and jumped 18% from $2.32 earned in the year-ago quarter. Total revenue for the quarter came in at $172 million, marginally short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of [...]

1/10/11Strayer, Rivals Hurt By Bad Press (STRA, DV, CPLA, EDMC, CECO, APOL, COCO, LOPE) (tickerspy.com)

For-profit education companies have dealt with their fair share of bad press over the past year, but the situation is particularly ugly today after Strayer Education (STRA) pointed to negative publicity and the specter of new government regulations as reasons why enrollment growth is declining. A decline in enrollment growth is bad for Strayer's outlook [...]

11/3/10(STRA) Strayer Education Beats Quarterly Earnings Estimate (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA), for-profit education company, recently posted better-than-expected third-quarter 2010 results on the heels of an increase in students’ enrollment. The quarterly earnings of $1.72 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.70 and jumped 42% from $1.21 in the year-ago quarter. The Zacks Consensus Estimate was stable prior to the earnings [...]

10/21/10(STRA) Strayer Education Analyst Places Neutral Rating on Shares (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) is a prominent playerin the for-profit post-secondary education industry. The company’s sustained effort to expand educational programs and open new campuses has boosted enrollments and the top line. Total revenues in second-quarter 2010 grew 26% to $159.3 million. The educational institute stated that total enrollment for the 2010 summer term jumped 23% [...]

10/14/10For Profit Education? Only If You mean Losing Profit (STRA) (Benzinga)

Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) is getting rocked today, one day after Apollo Group (NASDAQ: APOL) significantly lowered its outlook for 2011. Yesterday, Apollo said it sees a possible 40% decline in student registration at its University of Phoenix. It withdrew its forecast for 2011. Strayer is down in sympathy on the severely lowered guidance. Strayer Education, Inc. through Strayer University, Inc., provides various academic programs through traditional classrooms and...

10/11/10Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC is Investigating Potential Violations of Federal Securities Laws by S... (Benzinga)

Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws by Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA). The investigation focuses on whether a series of statements regarding Strayer's business, its prospects and its operations were materially false and misleading at the time they were made. Specifically, the investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether the Company knew but failed to disclose that many of its programs were in jeopardy of...

10/4/10Top 4 NASDAQ Stocks In The Services Sector With The Highest EPS Estimates (PCLN, STRA, UHAL, APOL) (Benzinga)

Below are the top service stocks on the NASDAQ in terms of earnings estimate for the next year. The earnings estimate for priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ: PCLN) for the next year ending December, 2011 is $15.26 per share. PCLN's quarterly earnings gained 71.50% y/y. Strayer Education Inc (NASDAQ: STRA) is expected to earn $12.07 per share over the next year ending December, 2011. STRA's trailing-twelve-month ROE is 61.95%. AMERCO (NASDAQ: UHAL) is likely to earn $8.87 per share in...

9/15/10The Next "Big Short" (Benzinga)

On Wednesday's edition of The Strategy Session, hosts Gary Kaminsky and David Faber brought on special guest Steve Eisman of FrontPoint Partners. Eisman is most well known for betting against sub-prime mortgages in the recent housing crisis. Eisman was brought on the show to shed some light on a new short that could prove to be critical for for-profit education. Eisman said, "the financial packages that these schools offer are designed to ensure students don't take on too much debt." ...

9/13/10For Profit Education Default Rates Rise (STRA, APOL, ESI) (Benzinga)

New statistics released today reveal that the rate of defaults on student loans is rising, particularly in the private education sector. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that the national "cohort default rate" for fiscal year 2008, which is the most recent data, is 7% versus 6.7% for 2007. Defaults at public institutions rose from 5.9% to 6%. At private non-profit institutions, defaults increased to 4% compared to 3.7% previously, and at for-profit institutions they went from 11%...

7/5/10(STRA) Apollo Group Long-Term Hold Report (Stock Blog Hub)

Last fall, we were asked what we thought of for-profit university and trade school companies as investment vehicles. Our reply at the time was that we had not found one that was not extremely over priced. We cited an article we had written about Stayer Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRA) last year. In the article we noted [...]

2/16/10(STRA) Strayer Education’s Earnings Report Shows 32% Profit Climb (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education Inc. (STRA), an education service company, recently reported fourth-quarter 2009 results. Net profit for the quarter soared 32% to $31.9 million from the prior-year quarter. The quarterly earnings of $2.32 per share exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.30, and jumped 36% from $1.71 posted in the year-ago quarter. Strayer Education, which owns the [...]

11/2/09(STRA) Strayer Education – Fall Enrollments Jumped 22% (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) delivered a record third quarter. Earnings per share of $1.21 topped the year-prior 83 cents and outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4%. Revenues totaled $114.4 million, a 31% increase year-over-year. Fall enrollments jumped 22%. "We are pleased with our solid financial results for the third quarter and our strong student enrollment [...]

10/8/09(STRA) Strayer Education – Bullish Projections and a Share Price Surge (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) surged a few weeks ago in response to a government report. The company has done well maintaining the higher share price and is seeing bullish Zacks Consensus Estimates ahead of reporting later this month. Company Description Strayer Education provides higher education for working adults, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, [...]

9/21/09(STRA) Strayer Education, Inc. – Return on Equity Crushes Industry Average (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) is seeing more upward revisions of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Analysts polled by Zacks are calling for full-year earnings of $7.50 per share, up from $7.27 over the past 2 months. In late August, when STRA was previously featured as a Growth and Income pick, the Zacks Consensus Estimate stood at [...]

6/21/09Strayer Education - A Wax Ink Raw Value Report (Wax Ink)

How It Got Here Financial information contained in this report is based on the company's Form 10-K filing for fiscal year ending December 31, 2008, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 17, 2009. The Company Strayer Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRA) is a for-profit post-secondary education services corporation whose mission is to make high quality, post-secondary education achievable and convenient for working adults in today’s economy. Founded...

6/18/09(STRA) Strayer Education, Inc. – Growth And Income – Zacks Rank Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) has seen solid share price advances against the broader market. The company has also been the subject of higher estimate revisions on a record first quarter. Company Description Strayer Education, an education services holding company, owns Strayer University and other assets. The company's mission is to make higher education achievable and convenient for [...]

5/6/09(STRA) Strayer Education, Inc. – Growth And Income – Zacks Rank Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) recently posted record results in the first quarter. Revenues jumped 28% year-over-year, while earnings per share of $2.08 came in 6% ahead of the consensus estimate and topped the year-prior $1.64. Company Description Strayer Education, an education services holding company, owns Strayer University and certain other assets. The company's mission is to make [...]

3/27/09(STRA) Strayer Education, Inc. – Growth And Income – Zacks Rank Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) delivered robust fourth-quarter and year-end results in mid-February. The company's fourth-quarter earnings and revenues climbed 28% each on a year-over-year basis. Company Description Strayer Education, an education services holding company, owns Strayer University and certain other assets. The company's mission is to make higher education achievable and convenient for working adults in today's [...]

3/17/09Hedge Fund Lone Pine Capital Files 13G on Strayer Education (STRA) (market folly)

In a 13G filing with the SEC due to activity on March 6th, 2009, Lone Pine Capital has disclosed a 5.1% ownership stake in Strayer Education (STRA) with 714,764 shares beneficially owned. This is a brand new position for Stephen Mandel's hedge fund, as they previously did not show a stake when we covered their portfolio in its entirety a few weeks ago. This is yet another brand new position for them, as they also recently filed a 13G on their new position in Ctrip.com (CTRP). Lone Pine...

2/3/09Educational Heat (What can I do with 10 grand?)

"Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner". -- DeNiro in Heat This is pretty much how I view all the for-profit education sector stocks these days. The sudden shift in my perception is due to the increasing popularity of this sector and the high valuations investors have put on these stocks. The

12/9/08(STRA) Strayer Education Inc – during the quarter enrollment jumped 24% (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) has seen analysts boost forecasts. Analyst estimates for 2008 are at $5.66 per share, up from $5.54 over the past 60 days. For 2009, projections of $6.97 are above the two months-ago forecasts of $6.71. The company has been trading ahead of the Dow Jones ($DJI), S&P 500 (SPX) and NASDAQ [...]

11/26/08Strayer: A Good Education Stock (The Iconoclast Investor)

As for the market, it stinks.  Still.  Every expectation I've had in recent months that the downtrend would end has been wrong.  Happily, we don't provide advice based on my expectations, instead using proven investing systems that allow subscribers to earn great money in the long run. Our value-based systems simply ride through it, knowing that [...]

11/19/08(STRA) Strayer Education – boasts a return on equity (ROE) of 43%, surging past the industry av... (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) boasts a return on equity (ROE) of 43%, surging past the industry average of 11%. Equally as impressive is the fact that Strayer’s balance sheet shows no debt. Company Description Strayer Education, an education services holding company, owns Strayer University and certain other assets. The company’s mission is to make higher education achievable [...]

8/13/08(STRA) – Strayer Education – aggressively expanding its presence in its primary eastern U.S. ... (Stock Blog Hub)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) has seen an up tick in its enrollment and revenue due to the weak economy, as many professionals head back to school to beef up their skills. The company's stock is trading with a very high P/E, but regardless, its share price continues to advance.Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiary, Strayer [...]

7/2/08DeVry and Strayer's recent pull back (What can I do with 10 grand?)

Two companies which I like, but waiting for a better entry point saw pretty sharp declines June.30th. DeVry and Strayer both fell 12% and 6% respectively that day. The only news coming out was that both companies were being added to the Russell 1000 index, and what looked to 3.1 million shares of DeVry offloaded. The valuation looks more attractive, but I'm still waiting for a range below the

6/22/08Finely run operation at Strayer (STRA) (What can I do with 10 grand?)

Disclosure: I do not own Strayer (STRA) Let me introduce you to a business that currently has finely tuned operations, Strayer, Inc. During my analysis covering the educational services sector, Strayer had turned up as one of the companies I was interested in as a possible investment. Unfortunately it has taken me an extended amount of time to run through Strayer’s 10k’s, earnings calls, and

6/16/08Please put credit where it is due (What can I do with 10 grand?)

A few readers have emailed me to ask if they could borrow some of my material, or cross post it on other sites. I absolutely have no problem with this at all, in fact it is great to see people find some value of out my write-ups, even the bad feedback is good. However I have seen bits and pieces of my material show up on other sites showing up as "XYZ Editorial Staff"... some if it looks

4/30/08Chairs (What can I do with 10 grand?)

While I'm busying working out my analysis on Strayer (STRA, impressive quarterly report today by the way), I took up an entry position today on Herman Miller (MLHR) to start out my Q2 plays. This position is also part of my continued test of Joel Greenblatt's magic formula system. I scrummaged through a series of screens and decided to pick up Herman Miller purely on valuation and operating


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